Enix has trademarked the title Hitman: Profession, suggesting the
company may be preparing to get brandin' on another caper's worth of
baldness and piano-wire. Either that, or the company's looking to
actually get into the hitman profession? Let's hope it's a game,
because we already know Square Enix is good at those.
Above: The incriminating application, as discovered by Siliconera
listing was unearthed by Siliconera, which also points out that the
company's been focused on building its stable of prestige franchises
since an unenviable turnout during the dire first quarter of last
year. While the company's focus is still on pushing this year's
Hitman: Absolution, the perennial success of high-profile
sneaky-killy franchises such as Assassin's Creed and Metal Gear Solid
mean Square Enix's apparent emphasis on the relaunched Hitman ought
to pay off.